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Two New Technologies Developed To Reduce Harmful Diesel Engine Emissions

Jun 03, 2017 08:53 AM EDT

New Technologies For Diesel Engine Emissions
(Photo : Cummins Power Generation/Youtube) New Technologies For Diesel Engine Emissions

Two new technologies are developed recently to reduce the harmful Nitrogen Oxide or diesel engine emissions. The two systems are named as the Ammonia Creation and Conversion Technology and the water-cooled SpeedStart.

It is not just one but two new technologies were developed by two different organizations, Whatcar? reported. The Ammonia Creation and Conversion Technology or ACCT was created by the Loughborough University. While the second system is created by the Controlled Power Technologies or CPT and Austria's Technische Universitat Wien, the water-cooled SpeedStart 48-volt switched reluctance starter generator.

ScienceDaily reported the new technologies were inspired by the 2015 estimation of the Government of the exposure to NOx and particulate matter emissions caused by diesel engines. The diesel engines emission reached 52,000 additional deaths in the United Kingdom during that time. Furthermore, until today it is seen as the main cause of smog in other major cities around the world and has grown into the main concern of public health.

Fortunately, the University School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering invented the ACCT or Ammonia Creation and Conversion Technology. The technology will be a big help in increasing the capacity of existing on the engine after treatment systems.

Moreover, the ACCT for diesel engines emission has an AdBlue conversion technology that works through waste energy in modifying AdBlue to extend work even in lower temperatures. Another piece of technology for diesel engines emission is the water-cooled Speedstart 48-volt switch reluctance starter generator. The technology was created by Controlled Power Technologies or CPT and Austria's Technische Universitat Wien.

The SpeedStart 48-volt technology aims to reduce diesel emissions and cut NOx without causing harm to the fuel economy or the emissions of CO2. This could be easily fitted to new cars during production.

Additionally, the SpeedStart 48-volt technology is a belt-integrated starter generator that has the capacity to deliver 13kW of instant regenerative braking, plus it can provide 7kW of torque assist. No wonder, the two new technologies would be a huge help for reducing the diesel engines emission at some small but significant percentage.

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